A prerequisite for societal impact is that the new knowledge, technology, competence, understanding or perspectives produced by research are communicated outside the scientific community. The transmission of this information can be understood to take place through different paths:
- dissemination of research results
- competent people.
The paths of societal impact are linked to different fields and topics of research and to how knowledge and competence are utilised. Open science and its promotion are also crucial for the wider impact of science and research.
2,426 projects under review:
*Source: Final reports submitted to the Academy of Finland in 2017–2021, Web of Science and Scopus databases (publications), and final reports submitted to the Academy of Finland in 2018–2022 (other figures).
Explore the different paths of impact through our publications: State of Scientific Research in Finland 2016 and Research Council of Finland’s brochures and publications.